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Beach Vitex is Officially Declared a State Noxious Weed


December 18, 2020

Other common names: Roundleaf Chaste tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper Florida beach goers, have you strolled alongside coastal dune areas and seen this attractive, vining plant? You may have witnessed the presence of beach vitex (Vitex ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beach Vitex, Coastal Dune Plants, Dune Ecosystems, Dune Restoration, FLEPPC, Invasive Plants, Noxious Weeds, Vitex Rotundifolia

Newly banned beach weed threatens sea turtle nesting sites

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October 20, 2020

With this year’s sea turtle nesting season nearing its conclusion in Florida, many of the protected species’ newest hatchlings have completed their first big journey from their sandy nests to the water. But a crawling plant introduced ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beach Habitat, Beach Vitex, Deah Lieurance, Invasive Plants, Justina Dacey, Rick O'Connor

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